Associate Dean of Finance and Administration

Kennebec Valley Community College | Fairfield, ME, United States

Posted Date 7/10/2024

Position Title: Associate Dean of Finance and Administration


Salary Range

Salary and benefits commensurate with the Agreement between the Maine Community College System and the MEA Administrators Bargaining Unit; level 5, Salary $51,381.80 -$67,041.59.



The Associate Dean of Finance assists the Dean of Finance with the financial management of the college.  The position provides leadership, direction, and supervision to the Business Office staff. The Associate Dean serves as the college’s controller, and the position plans, organizes and directs the general accounting and finance functions, including the flow of information, work assignments, and transaction processing within the Business Office.  Supervision includes general ledger accounting, billing, accounts receivable, purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, and audit.  The Associate Dean is the primary contact for cost center managers for general accounting and budget management.  Annual audit responsibilities include completion of the yearend closing process, account reconciliations, and preparation of audit schedules and grant compliance reports.


This position will work with the Dean of Finance to develop, interpret, and communicate policies on accounting, finance, budgeting, and audits, and serves as liaison to the MCCS office.  The Associate Dean manages and facilitates the implementation of technology solutions for financial services, working with other departments to determine needs and requirements.  The Associate Dean assists the Dean of Finance in the development of the college's annual operating budget, represents the finance office at the college, and serves on systemwide committees.


This officer may be called upon to represent the Dean of Finance and Administration and substitute for him in his absence.  In this capacity, the Associate Dean has approval authority for capital projects managed by the Facilities and Operations Department, in addition to contract administration, purchasing, payroll, and human resources.



A Master of Business Administration degree and four years of relevant experience are required, additional years of relevant experience may be substituted for the MBA, as well as the full range of accounting and financial management expertise, including supervision and extensive use of computerized applications in a busy office environment.  A CPA certification, proficiency in Excel, and experience with Tableau and SQL are helpful. 


Why work for the Maine Community College System?

Benefits may include:


  • Full employee health/dental insurance and approximately 60% of cost for dependent coverage
  • Retirement choice of Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS) or the Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF)- in lieu of Social Security
  • Life Insurance - paid by the MCCS
  • Paid Holidays - Vacation 15 days/year personal 2 days per year, sick 12 days per year, and 13 paid holidays

Administrators shall serve a probationary period of eighteen (18) months



Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To submit a complete application file, please visit the KVCC Employment Opportunities Website, select the desired position, and select “Apply”. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume and official transcript.


Kennebec Valley Community College is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and non-discriminatory environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. For more information, contact Paul Reed - HR Manager at 207-453-5106. 

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